Zooey Deschanel and Domhnall Gleeson are reportedly considering roles in Richard Curtis' new science fiction film About Time.

Variety reports that the two actors are interested in the Four Wedding and a Funeral director's new project.

The low-budget time-travel film, which was written by Curtis, is in pre-production with Working Title, and is expected to begin shooting this summer.

This isn't the writer/director's first foray into penning Sci-Fi, he previously wrote about time travel in the 2010 Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor.

Deschanel currently stars in the television show New Girl, while Gleeson will next be seen in Anna Karenina and Dredd which are due to be released this year.